Traditions of Christmas: Yule

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Yule was a Viking word used to describe the winter solstice.  They would cut a log and burn it to chase away evil spirits.yule blessings

It eventually spread to many countries and religions.  The Christians viewed it as a way to view goodness versus evil.

If it did not catch fire the first time lit it on Christmas Eve it was considered a sign of bad things to come for the year.


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